Tilbury Cove - Beach in Culburra Beach Shoalhaven NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Tilbury Cove NSW

Tilbury Cove (NSW 402S) is a curving 460m long, north-facing beach, located between the 50m long section of protruding rocks that separate it from Culburra Beach, and the lee of 1.5m high Penguin Head. The sheltered beach usually receives low waves and has a continuous low tide terrace and is... Read more

Tilbury Cove (NSW 402S) is a curving 460m long, north-facing beach, located between the 50m long section of protruding rocks that separate it from Culburra Beach, and the lee of 1.5m high Penguin Head. The sheltered beach usually receives low waves and has a continuous low tide terrace and is patrolled during the summer school holidays. It is backed by a bluff top car park with amenities, and in the very eastern corner against the rocks is a locked track, which leads to a boat ramp used by the local fishermen.

Swimming

Both Crookhaven and Warrain beaches are rip-dominated, so stay in the patrolled areas. Tilbury Cove is usually quieter and patrolled in summer.

Surfing

There are numerous accessible beach breaks right along Culburra Beach; Tilbury offers some protected beach breaks in bigger south swell, with a right break also out on Penguin Point also working in larger swell. On Warrain the northern reefs are the most accessible and popular.

Fishing

The wide, flat rocks round both Crookhaven and Penguin heads are readily accessible and popular spots, with Crookhaven also giving access to the river moth, while there are some good rock gullies out on Penguin. The beach offers the best rip holes toward the north end, with the boat ramp in the southern corner.

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Information

About

Culburra Beach, NSW 2540

Includes beaches:
Crookhaven/culburra

Length:
0.15km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
3/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw402s

Nearby beaches

Marine Warnings

Fri, 17 Aug 04:10
Marine Wind Warning Summary for New South Wales

Weather

Friday 17, Aug 6:02 am

Day 19°    Night 5°
8.8°C
Mostly sunny

Water Temperature  15°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 20 knots inshore at first, becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon then west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Sunny.

Tide

12 am
1.28m
6 am
0.29m
1 pm
1.29m
7 pm
0.45m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:40 pm


Radar

128 km

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Weather

Saturday 18, Aug

Day 21°    Night 6°
Mostly sunny

Swell


Wind


Wind: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the early afternoon.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Tide

1 am
1.13m
7 am
0.37m
2 pm
1.28m
8 pm
0.48m

UV

Index: 3 (Moderate)

Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:10 pm


Weather

Fri 17, Aug to Fri 24, Aug


Swell


Wind


Wind: Westerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 25 to 40 knots during the day.
Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the evening.
Seas: 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore south of Port Kembla during the evening.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Tide


UV

Fri 17th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:40 am to 1:10 pm
Sat 18th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 10:30 am to 1:10 pm
Sun 19th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:10 am to 12:30 pm
Mon 20th 3 (Moderate) Sun protection recommended from 11:00 am to 12:40 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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